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Meet 5 Nigerian Celebrities Who Battled With Depression (PHOTOS)

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depression may sometimes feel like dying, that's why most people with depression commits suicide. 


1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda is a Nigerian writer. She is 43 years old. Chimamanda Adichie also revealed how she suffered from depression, but the writer overcame depression after she began counselling.


2. Nike Oshinowo

Nike is a Nigerian entrepreneur, she is currently 55 years old. Nike confessed that she has a medical condition called endometriosis since she was age 13. Endometriosis is a condition in which the lining of the womb is located elsewhere in the body. She said “Living with endometriosis is a challenge. She also said living with endometriosis has affected all aspect of her life, so she began to drink alcohol. She said the pain of endometriosis is very traumatic. But thanks to God, she is now out of depression.


3. Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh is a very popular and beautify Nollywood actress. She is currently 35 years old. According to an online publication, she claimed she battled with depression some years back. She however went for counselling and she overcame the depression. She said as a result of her past experience she now has a foundation which helps people to battle against depression.


4. Morenike Alausa 

Morenike Alausa popularly known as "Mama Ereko" is a very popular Nollywood actress. She claimed she became depressed when her son returned to Nigeria from London for no good reason. She said it was a spiritual attack, and she wanted to commit suicide but she didn't and she's now out of depression.


5. Halima Abubakar

Halima Abubakar is an actress. She is currently 35 years old. She also suffered from depression. She claimed she went into depression after breaking with her boyfriend. She thought she was sick and was treated for typhoid by her doctor. She later became hospitalized because her condition was not improving and she was later said to be suffering from depression. She was well taken care of and she's fine now.


Depression is REAL, though symptoms may vary. Please let's take things easy and be very vigilant, a problem shared is half solved. Let's share our problems with our close friends or family, so it won't lead to depression. 

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